- The rates of both type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are increasing in youth.
- Two- to 10-fold increases in rates of coronary heart disease and death resulting from coronary heart disease in T1DM were reported in multiple studies involving adults.
- One approach to cardiovascular disease risk reduction in diabetes mellitus uses the A, B, C approach. In addition to glucose control (HbA1c, or A), blood pressure (BP or B), and cholesterol (C) management are emphasized.
Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Youth With Diabetes Mellitus
David Maahs, MD, Co-chair of the writing group for Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Youth With Diabetes Mellitus, explains the purpose of the paper and outlines the takeaway messages for clinicians and their patients.